Shorties (Eliza Clark Interviewed about Her New Novel, MUNA’s Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

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Eliza Clark discussed her new novel Penance with the Guardian.

“I wanted to show I was a versatile writer with a career ahead of me; I’m not just some one-trick pony who wrote a weird little TikTok book.”

MUNA played a Tiny Desk Concert.

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Bronwyn Fischer recommended obsessive love affairs in fiction at Electric Literature.

Stream two new songs by Draag Me.

Natalie Beach talked to Shondaland about her essay collection Adult Drama.

When I think of personal essay writing, I think of it as a form of time travel. You’re able to, in the present, fold yourself on a piece of paper backwards to your past self and have a dialogue. It’s exhilarating, interesting, and painful.

All Songs Considered, Bandcamp Daily, Pitchfork, and Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.

The Guardian recommended summer reading.

Sigur Ros keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson discussed the band’s new album with Weekend Edition.

Shondaland recommended novels about storytelling.

Okay Kaya visited KCRW for a live performance and interview.

The New York Times Book Review’s podcast remembered Cormac McCarthy and Robert Gottlieb.

Stream a new song by the Hazmats.

Alejandra Oliva discussed her book Rivermouth with Electric Literature.

Amanda Shires discussed her album with Bobbie Nelson with Variety.

Maria Yagoda talked to Bustle about her book Laid and Confused: Why We Tolerate Bad Sex and How to Stop.

Stereogum reconsidered the Mars Volta’s De-Loused In The Comatorium on its 20th anniversary.

The New Yorker profiled author Robert Plunket.

…at seventy-eight and very much alive, Plunket seems poised to find the audience he’s long sensed he deserves. This month, New Directions reissued his hilarious début novel, “My Search for Warren Harding,” forty years after its initial appearance, and the publisher has already committed to reprinting his even more audacious second book, “Love Junkie.” Plunket is calling all this hoopla his “resurrection,” because, like Norma Desmond, he dislikes the term “comeback.” But it might also be described as a belated coming-out party: the introduction to broader society of one of America’s funniest, gayest writers.

Alternative Press listed the best albums of the year so far.

Editors at The Rumpus recommended the best books from the second half of the eyar.

Stream a previously unreleased song by Betty Davis.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Leah Angstman.

Literary Hub shared a story from Jeffery Renard Allen’s collection Fat Time and Other Stories.

Full Stop wrapped up its interview with David Larsen.

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